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Exposed core of ancient gas giant discovered orbiting Sun-like star
- Astronomers have discovered the intact, exposed core of a gas giant locked in a close orbit around a Sun-like star. The discovery will give astronomers a rare opportunity to probe the heart of an ancient alien world, and their findings could tell us more about what lies at the heart of the gas giants in our own solar system, including Jupiter and Saturn. The core was discovered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet ...

Source: newatlas.com
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A Massive Star Seems to Have Just … Disappeared
- Stars Aren’t Supposed to Go Out Like This When a massive star went missing, astronomers expected to find a supernova in its place. But there wasn’t one. A star has gone missing. Not in our own Milky Way, but in a galaxy about 75 million light-years away. The star in question is so hot that it glows crystal blue, and it shines a couple million times brighter than the star we know best, our sun. Even as stars go, ...

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New swine flu in China could morph to cause human pandemic, study warns
- Researchers in China have discovered a new type of swine flu that is capable of triggering a pandemic, according to a study published Monday in the U.S. scientific journal PNAS. Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009 . It possesses "all the essential hallmarks of being highly adapted to infect humans," say the authors, scientists at Chinese universities and China's ...

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Human-induced climate change reversed 6,500-year global cooling trend
- What would Earth’s climate naturally be doing if it weren’t for human intervention? Researchers at Northern Arizona University have now analyzed over 12,000 years of climate data, and found that human-induced warming interrupted and reversed a long-term natural global cooling period. It’s no secret that the Earth is heating up at an incredible speed, with recent months , years and decades all breaking ...

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